The JJs List Blog

Why Accuity Mentors Individuals with Disabilities and Why You Should Too

The rules for entering the workforce apply to everybody whether or not they have a disability so Accuity and No Boundaries recently partnered up for a unique opportunity that gave No Boundaries participants a chance to pick the brain of an experienced Accuity employee.

Tim Shanovich

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You Got a Call From a Job Coach, Now What?

You get a call from a job coach on behalf of a job applicant with a disability.   Your first thought might be that this individual can’t talk for himself so he’s obviously not a good fit for the position.

Don’t hang up the phone!  You may…

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Ask Adrian Anything!

Welcome to the second installment of “Ask Adrian Anything!”  This is intended to give our readers an opportunity to communicate directly with our intern, Adrian, about his experiences in the workplace.  It will be conducted in an interview format with Benjamin asking the questions provided by…

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Ask Adrian Anything!

Welcome to the first installment of “Ask Adrian Anything!”  This is intended to give our readers an opportunity to communicate directly with our intern, Adrian, about his experiences in the workplace.  It will be conducted in an interview format with Benjamin asking the questions provided…

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What is Self-Advocacy?

Jenny demonstrates Self-Advocacy strategies at a No Boundaries session.

Self-Advocacy is about speaking up for what you want and need. It can be something as small as asking your supervisor for help, or requesting to not have onions on your burger at a restaurant. Self-Advocacy is…

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No Boundaries Participants Meet President Bill Clinton!

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At No Boundaries, we have daily modules that are geared towards several themes:

Independence
Communications
Self-Organization
Self Advocacy
Technology
Social Thinking
Judgement
Personal Responsibility

We go into our local community and businesses to convey these themes in real world settings so that participants can take…

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How To Analyze Job Postings As a Person With a Disability

When looking for jobs as a person with a disability, you want to be smart and strategic about the process.  You are interviewing a business just as much as they are interviewing you! Do your research and find out what company will be a good…

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Unexpected Behaviors At Work

When we go to work, we expect to do the job that we have been assigned to.  It is usually pretty straightforward.  Your boss gives you a list of tasks to complete and you do them.  It’s a professional environment where you know what’s going…

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You Just Got Scammed! (A Tutorial)

You never want to hear those words.  But how do you stay safe from emails that are scams and phishing attempts?

Follow these 3 tips BEFORE you answer the email or click on the link:

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Working As Someone On The Autism Spectrum

I am one of many adults on the Autism Spectrum.

This article is about how I picked a skill as a means for compensating for any perceived weakness in order to live a more fulfilled life.

I figured out at a very early age that I loved to…

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